|Outdoor Lover’s Itinerary: A 3 Day Hike ‘N’ Beach Crawl featuring the best outdoor attractions that Summerland has to offer!|
…………………… Day 1 ……………………
10 am: Take a morning stroll along the Summerland’s picturesque lakeside on Centennial Trail. If you make good time, you can add the Rotary Trail Loop for another scenic lakeside walk. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch!
12 pm: Cool down for a picnic lunch at Peach Orchard beach and take in the shade that is offered by the new Spirit Square park. Learn about the history of Summerland by studying the new historical displays at the park and tell time the old-fashioned way at the fully functional sundial!
1 pm: Spend the afternoon between two of Summerland’s famous beaches! Peach Orchard beach offers a children’s playground, picnic tables, firepits, a volleyball court, a dog beach and plenty of shade. Rotary Beach offers a pier, land docks and a floating dock for those who are looking for more adventurous ways to enter the water. Both beaches are equipped with changeroom facilities.
5 pm: Roast some hot dogs or hamburgers over a fire pit on Peach Orchard or on your own bbq.
…………………… Day 2 ……………………
10 am: Experience some local history by taking a trail ride on horseback up the Brigade Trail! The Brigade Trail was used by fur traders as they traversed through the Okanagan in the early 1800s and offers one of the most unique and spectacular views of Okanagan Lake. Trail rides are available through Red Barn Ranch and Wildhorse Mountain Ranch.
12 pm: Enjoy some homestyle baking for lunch at one of our many fruit stands! Many offer their own specialties. All of Summerland’s fruit stands are located on the highway throughout Summerland.
1 pm: Your next beach stop is Powell Beach. This beach is one of Summerland’s most best-kept secrets, so don’t tell too many people about it! Powell has plenty of shade (as well as shady parking!) and has changeroom facilities as well.
5 pm: Enjoy another cookout at Powell with the leftovers from yesterday!
…………………… Day 3 ……………………
10 am: Head up Giant’s Head Mountain for an incredible view of Summerland and Okanagan Lake. There are two places to park—one at the bottom of the trail and one at the top. If you decide to park at the bottom, you’ll arrive at the summit in just under an hour. Park at the top of the trail and you can be at the summit within 15 minutes. Once you get to the top, check out the time capsule and the lookout posts!
12 pm: After your hike, stop by downtown for a lunch at one of our many delicatessens or cafes. Most are located on Victoria Road and Main Street.
2 pm: Take a walk along the Trout Creek Canyon Bridge for a scenic view of Trout Creek canyon from above. Head to nearby Summerland Sweets afterwards for ice cream and other refreshments.
4 pm: Your last beach stop is the vast, sandy expanses of Sunoka Beach. This beach is Summerland’s largest and most well-known. Sunoka is equipped with a concession, volleyball courts, changeroom facilities, a dog area, a playground and numerous shady picnic spots.
7pm: No more hot dogs and hamburgers tonight! After completed your 3-day Hike N Beach Crawl, you deserve a gourmet dinner. Try Zia’s Stonehouse, VP Grille or the Stuffed Pepper for a finer side to Summerland dining.